Seattle Jewish Fund (later renamed Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle) is created in January 1928.

  • By Lee Micklin
  • Posted 12/18/1998
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 547
In January 1928, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is created as the Seattle Jewish Fund out of a communal need to raise funds, allocate them, and evaluate non-local Jewish organizations. Called the Seattle Jewish Fund, it serves as the city's first centralized Jewish umbrella institution, one which sponsors and funds groups and institutions both within its own organization and outside.

Sources: Minutes of The Jewish Federation, 1945-1946, University of Washington Jewish Archives, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, Seattle; "The Seattle Jewish Fund," Temple Tidings, January 22, 1928; "The Federated Jewish Fund," Temple Tidings, April 30 1936; Rabbi Jim Mirel, "The History of the Seattle Jewish Community," taped lecture, tapes 1-2, University of Washington Jewish Archives, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, Seattle.

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